How often have you heard the phrase “Anything worth doing is hard”?
Whenever I struggled in something, I would complain, “Do I really need to do this? What’s the point?”
And of course, someone would respond by telling me something along those lines. It seemed as if I was supposed to take pride in hardship. Hard work, after all, is seen as a necessary evil to get anywhere.
Maybe people are right. To get good at anything, you have to be willing to do what most people won’t. You need to be willing to persist for a long time before you see results.
On the other hand, I couldn’t help but wonder about this phrase.
What exactly does it mean? What fits into the definition of being worthwhile?
Does the fact that something is difficult to master mean that it’s worth doing? The whole thing didn’t seem to quite make sense.
After all, we only have a limited amount of mental resources. Dedicating ourselves to one project means that we take away energy that could be spent working on something else.
I think that while this phrase sounds nice, it could be misinterpreted and used the wrong way. Today, let’s talk about two misconceptions when it comes to putting in effort and getting results.